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Isaac Martin

Birthplace: of, Ottery St Mary, Devon, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Martin, Sr. and Katherine Martin (Lyde)
Husband of Margaret Martin and Judith Martin
Father of John Martin, of Piscataway; Mary Leonard (Martin) and Mary Leonard
Brother of Robert Martin; Abraham Martin; N.N. Martin; Elizabeth Upham; John Martin and 3 others

Managed by: Madeline Pinnelli
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About Isaac Martin

Isaac Martin

  • b 1591 England
  • son of Richard Martin & Katherine Lyde
  • married Margaret Ford 1618
  • d 1643 Rehoboth, Mass.

Isaac’s wife Margaret Ford was born in 1599 in Ottery St Mary, Devon, England.   Margaret died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.

Child of Isaac and Margaret

Isaac Martin, son of Christopher Martin, father of John, who married Esther Roberts


It is not known exactly when John came to America, but he was in Dover, NH, 1648-1666 when he became one of the 4 original grantees of Piscataway, NJ. where he lived until 1676. Later the family removed to Woodbridge, NJ. Our best evidence, according to THE GENEALOGY OF THE MARTIN FAMILY, Charles William Francis, 1918, LaPorte Printing Co., LaPorte, IN., is that John was the son of Isaac Martin about whom we have little information other than that he was in Rehoboth, MA from 1644-1646. It is also a matter of court record that on April 15, 1658 John Martin gave evidence in a matter concerning a cousin, Pricilla Upham. From this we can deduce that John was over 21. Since Robert and Abram are known by record to be childless, then John must be the son of Isaac. Another brother, Richard, also came to America to take over the property left to him by brother Robert's will. Richard came with his son John, but it would appear that he came after 1660 when Robert died. Francis gives the probable date of 1663. In any event, John the son of Richard could not have given evidence in an American court in 1658.

John's English birth place is deduced from the fact that his father first appears in the records in 1644. It is known that Robert and his wife arrived at Weymouth, New England May 6, 1635 when their age is given as 44. Brothers Isaac and Abraham appear first in Rehoboth in 1644.

Abraham is recorded to have died in 1670 in the Puritan faith. (Mayflower came in 1620).

One source says that John was born in 1620. His lineage is said to go back 4 generations to Richard Martin of Poulehurst, England.

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Isaac Martin's Timeline

Ottery St Mary, Devon, England
Age 27
Age 28
Pontypool, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Wales, (Present UK)
June 1620
Age 29
Age 30
England, United Kingdom
Age 52
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony